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2022 DeMarini CF Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 21, 2021

As always, our youth level USSSA and USA hitters love the smooth feel, big barrel and light swing of the drop 10 USA and USSSA bats. The drop 5 is still a monster and should dominate the space—even if DeMarini makes a more expensive ZOA in the same category. The BBCOR 2022 CF is a light swing, big barrel and flexible connection. Some bigger hitters might not like that flex as much, but smaller and new BBCOR players should like the familiar feel of the CF.

2022 CF Models
BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10
USSSA –5
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –10
/10

The 2022 DeMarin CF is back with it’s huge barrel, light swing and more flexible connection. It hasn’t changed much from the 2021 version—it even still comes in a BBCOR, USSSA drop 10, 8 and 5 as well as the USA drop 10.

2022 CF Models

The 2022 DeMarin CF is back with it’s huge barrel, light swing and more flexible connection. It hasn’t changed much from the 2021 version—it even still comes in a BBCOR, USSSA drop 10, 8 and 5 as well as the USA drop 10.

BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10
USSSA –5
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –10
/10
WTDXCB-22

BBCOR Review

CF BBCOR Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
3/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXCB-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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WTDXUFX-22

USA Drop 10 Review

CF USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
4/5 EV
2/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXUFX-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
WTDXCB5-22

USSSA Drop 5 Review

Zen USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
5/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXCB5-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
WTDXC8Z-22

USSSA Drop 8 Review

Zen USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
5/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXC8Z-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
WTDXCBZ-22

USSSA Drop 10 Review

Zen USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
3/5 Durblty
5/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXCBZ-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Comparable Bats

The two piece composite space is replete with legitimate options. The Rawlings Quatro, the Slugger Meta and Prime series, Marucci’s CAT 9 Composite, Easton’s Hype and ADV 360 lines as well as Axe’s Avenge are all two-piece composites with light swings and big barrels.

Previous Models

There are no changes between the 2022 and 2021 DeMarini CF. The USA, USSSA and BBCOR versions are all produced the same with a new paint job. Those looking for an “updgraded” CF should go to DeMarini’s ZOA.


Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

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